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Full Day of Lectures 17/08/2010

IDSF Adjudicators Somewhere around 60 IDSF Chairpersons came to Stuttgart to attend  this year`s Congress at the German Open Championship (GOC) Hotel Maritim. The IDSF President Carlos Freitag and the IDSF Sports Director Marco Sietas welcomed the attendants and were pleased with the great interest. They reminded everybody of the great importance and responsibility of the Chairperson's role in a competition. 

20 new applicants came for their first Congress and did their exams. 

First item of the day was the lecture about Electronic Scrutineering and Electronic Judging of IDSF Competitions.

Ralf Pickelmann, experienced in developing scrutineering systems and responsible for the scrutineering team at the GOC, talked about

  • tasks of the organizers and scrutineers
  • tasks of the chairpersons.
And for both cases he addressed
  • tasks before the beginning of the competitions
  • during the rounds
  • execution of the finals
  • tasks after the competition.

After all these explanations the attendants had the possibility to work with the system, organising a competition within the system. It was really interesting to see, how the system works and to learn about the work and tasks of the scrutineers.

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IDSF Sports Director Marco Sietas added in his lecture more information about duties  of the chairperson

  • Granting exemptions, the “star” regulation ...
    Sometimes this is a difficult situation to handle. When do “star” couples do have to appear at the competition? As there is no regulation at the moment and different opinions about the matter, the Sports Commission will deal with that question and publish the result as soon as possible.
  • Check the competition data ...
  • Be aware of the obligations of an organiser to the Chairman (list of entries, contact details of the organiser) ...
  • Code of Conduct for Adjudicators: act and behave according to the regulations, the responsibility for that is with the Chairperson
  • Organisation of the heats and rounds

 Sietas also reminded of some interesting questions and changes in the Competition Rules:

  • A summery of Rule 8 : What does an organiser have to pay to couples, adjudicators and chairpersons
  • Sponsors: Four labels are allowed for one couple : 3 for men, 1 for ladies
  • Break between the rounds is min 20 minutes
  • Chairperson's Report after the competition

 Natasa Ambroz, IDSF Education Director, talked about the Dress Regulations.

  • The couples have to present their dress to the chairman if they change during competition.
  • Definition of “skin colour” ...
  • Restrictions for Juveniles and Junior I ...